SYFY takes a look at Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS) from Johnny Mnemonic and asks if we could get sick from tech.
Spider’s rant and the general idea that technology makes people physically sick echoes prior concerns about cancers resulting from cell phone usage — or the more recent (and easily debunkable) 5G conspiracies. More generally, it hints at concerns of exposure to the endless stream of information present on the internet. While certain elements of Johnny Mnemonic are clearly beyond our current reality, some of them are pretty close to the mark.
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